How do you make yourself feel when you complain? What is the impact you make on others when you complain? Have you ever complained about someone who complains? Is complaining a benefit or a hindrance in a business conversation?
Admittedly, when I’m not paying attention, I slip into complaining—it’s so instinctively easy. However, when I’m able to catch myself, I can put myself in a much better position to forward the action in a conversation, and empower myself and others.
When you greet some people with, “How are you?” they answer, “I can’t complain.” My first thought is always, “Oh, I’m sure you could.” Now, I'm not saying there aren't reasons to complain, we can all come up with lots of reasons. Moreover, there are many people who advocate strongly for their right to complain, but that's an article for someone else to write.
Here are 13 reasons why I am I committed to stop complaining:
My invitation to you: pay attention to the complaints that automatically come out of your mouth. Listen to what you are saying. You can reframe any situation such that you are empowered by your circumstances. You're worth it.